Glen Macnow: Phillies are finally righting the ship, Amaro moves on
The Philly Sports Professor weighs in on a few hot topics in local sports.
It’s easy to chortle at former Phils GM Ruben Amaro taking the lowly job as Red Sox first base coach. What a deep fall from directing an elite Major League franchise to hitting fungos. But Amaro wants to reinvent himself as a manager and knows the route is to start as an in-uniform, on-field instructor. I’ll salute him for putting aside pride and starting where he must.
All best wishes to Phils new General Manager Matt Klentak, although we all know that – title or not – Andy MacPhail is really the man serving the traditional GM role. Give the franchise credit over the past year for tearing down the foundation of the tenement house it had become – new roster, new manager, new GM, new president, new voice over ownership. And yet, watching that amazing young rotation of the Mets, I expect that contending again in the NL East could take years.
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